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Florence


Florence in Italy
Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital city of Italy's Tuscany region, and was from 1865 to 1870, the capital of Italy. As of 2006, the city had a population of 366,488.

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Rick Steves Pocket Florence

By Rick Steves

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2016-04-26
Paperback (200 pages)

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Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a tour guide in your pocket.

This colorful compact guidebook includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in Florence. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

Rick Steves' Pocket Florence includes the following walks and tours:
  • Renaissance Walk
  • Accademia Tour: Michelangelo's David
  • Uffizi Gallery Tour
  • Bargello Tour
  • Duomo Museum Tour

Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2017-10-10
Paperback (724 pages)

Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Florence and Tuscany.

With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll discover the geographic heart of Italy. Take the Renaissance Walk and tour the Uffizi Gallery to learn how Florence taught civilized living to the rest of Europe. Wander through the medieval city of Siena and find out what Pisa has to offer beyond the Leaning Tower. Relax in sunny Tuscan hill towns where you'll enjoy full-bodied wine, the world's best gelato, and the company of friendly locals.

Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to get around by train, bus, or rental car and get up-to-date advice on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat Like a Florentine, Revised Edition

By Louise Fili

Princeton Architectural Press
Released: 2017-08-01
Paperback (224 pages)

The Cognoscenti s Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat Like a Florentine, Revised Edition
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Shop and eat like a Florentine with this newly updated pocket-sized guide to the best of the magnificent Tuscan city known for its art, culture, and cuisine. Celebrated graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili, with connoisseur of all things Lise Apatoff, takes you on eight walks through Florence, discussing more than seventy of the city's most alluring shops—some run by the same families for generations, others offering young entrepreneurs' fresh interpretations of traditional techniques. Discerning travelers will discover rare books and charming hats, vintage Pucci and handmade shoes, cioccolate da bere (drinkable chocolate), colorful buttons, and bolts of rich silk fabric in this enchanting introduction to makers and purveyors of cloths, home decor, accessories, specialty foods, and much more. For each shop, there is a full-color photo, description of specialties, and information on location and hours of operation.

Fodor's Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi and the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Released: 2017-02-14
Paperback (416 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Florence and Tuscany, including renowned Renaissance art, stunning churches, superb wineries, and charming hill towns. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. 

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· A great itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on The Duomo, Santa Croce, and Piazza del Campo
· Major sights such as the Galleria degli Uffizi, the Leaning Tower and San Gimignano
· Side Trips from Florence 
· Coverage of Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Northwest Tuscany, Chianti, Siena and Central Tuscany, Arezzo, Cortona and Eastern Tuscany, Southern Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches

Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Italy.

Florence (National Geographic Destination City Map)

By National Geographic Maps

National Geographic Maps
Map (2 pages)

Florence (National Geographic Destination City Map)
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

Let National Geographic's City Destination map of Florence guide you as you explore this historic city that was the birthplace of the Renaissance and is still considered a world center for fashion, art and culture. Featured on the map's front side is a clearly marked road network complete with designations for through routes, main and secondary roads, one way streets and pedestrian zones. Along with a multi-language legend, hundreds of points of interest are pinpointed, including notable buildings, places of worship, hotels, theaters, parking areas, rail stations, parks, police stations and hospitals. Many of the city's top attractions are displayed with 3D images, including Santa Maria del Fiore, Palazzo Vecchio and Ponte Vecchio.

The reverse side has a regional map, showing the city's location on the heart of Tuscany. An insert map of Centro Storico provides extra detail of the remarkable city center. A user-friendly index of streets, hotels and points of interest, will ensure you find your destination quickly. A travel guide gives background information about the city, its most popular destinations and an overview of the public transit system, including a diagram of Amerigo Vespucci airport. With such an abundance of specialized content that is not available in traditional maps, this destination map is the perfect complement to National Geographic's Florence and Tuscany Traveler Guide.

Every Destination Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:6,500
  • Sheet Size = 24.75" x 17.75"
  • Folded Size = 4" x 8.75"

Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Belinda Dixon

LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS
Paperback (352 pages)

Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze upon Renaissance masterpieces at Florence's Uffizi Gallery, hunt for truffles in the hilltop town of San Minato, or climb San Gimignano's medieval towers; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Florence and Tuscany and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, architecture, politics, landscapes, cuisine, wine, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Florence map (included in print version), plus over 45 colour maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Florence, Siena, Central Coast, Elba, Apuane Alps, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, San Minato, Chianti, Arezzo, Garfagnana, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Florence & Tuscany , a colourful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer or Lonely Planet Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Top 10 Florence and Tuscany (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-11-01
Paperback (128 pages)

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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany covers all the region's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Florence and Tuscany will lead you straight to the best attractions the region has to offer, whether you want to see artistic masterpieces like the Duomo and Michelangelo's David, or experience the local wines and fresh olive oils.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Florence and Tuscany.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the region's history and culture. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany

By DK Travel

EYEWITNESS
Released: 2017-03-21
Paperback (328 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany
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Explore the busy streets of Florence and Tuscany, see history, and stroll through museums. Eat bread dipped in olive oil and stroll along cobbled streets in these beautiful cities.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany truly shows you this region as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Rome, Florence and Venice 2018 (EasyGuides)

By Elizabeth Heath & Donald Strachan

FrommerMedia
Paperback (320 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Rome, Florence and Venice 2018 (EasyGuides)
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There’s no better introduction to Italy than the classic itinerary of Rome, Florence and Venice. But it’s not dummy-proof, which is why we enlisted three of the world’s most knowledgeable Italy experts to pen this totally revised and updated annual guide. Their helpful advice and honest, opinionated recommendations will allow you to find the hidden gems that other visitors miss, avoid crowds and lines and, most importantly: plan the vacation of a lifetime.



Frommer’s EasyGuide to Rome, Florence and Venice 2018 includes:



Tons of useful maps, including a detachable foldout map



Detailed itineraries to help you make the most of your time while avoiding the crowds and lines



Can’t-miss experiences that let you appreciate Italian culture, history, and cuisine like a local



Rewarding day trips to fascinating destinations such as Pompeii, Verona, and the Tuscan countryside



Candid reviews of the best places to eat, shop, stay, and sample the nightlife in each city, and in all price ranges



Accurate, up-to-date info on prices, transportation, addresses, and everything else you’ll need to plan your trip



About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s

Moon Rome, Florence & Venice (Travel Guide)

By Alexei J. Cohen

MOON
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  • Local perspective from Italy expert and Rome resident Alexei J. Cohen on his adopted home country
  • Full color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Strategic itineraries designed for 1-5 days in each city that can be combined for a 2-week vacation
  • Suggestions for side trips from each city, including Assisi, Siena, Pisa, and Lucca
  • Honest advice on where to stay, how to get around, and where to find the best regional cuisine-from pizza al taglio in Rome to gelato in Florence and fritto misto in Venice
  • Timeless attractions and offbeat recreation ideas: Cycle the Villa Borghese or take a cooking class. Rent a kayak and explore the winding canals of Venice, or go horseback riding down an ancient Roman street. Hike to sprawling hilltop views of Florence, meander through historic museums, or catch the Gregorian chants being sung at the Duomo on Sunday mornings. Stroll through Venice's fish markets, spend a few hours in a campo or piazza basking in the afternoon sun, or take a gondola ride to the best spot in town for wine and romance
  • Accurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, and cultural customs of each city
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